The current Senior Team Assistant Coach at the Scottish Football Association, Steven Reid, joined us on Wednesday for a coaching session with Lower School footballers.
U12s coach, Mr Damian Shirazi, said: “It was so inspiring for the pupils to have access to a player who also has over 200 premier league games behind him. He gave the pupils a fantastic insight into the fundamentals required to develop in the game and succeed at the highest level. The boys and girls that took part look forward to putting this into practice in the coming weeks.”
Steven Reid began his career with Millwall in 1998, moving to Blackburn Rovers five years later. After an initial loan spell, he joined West Bromwich Albion in 2010. His career was troubled by injury; he once notably played for 45 minutes against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium with a broken leg. Reid retired in 2015 after a season with Burnley. He was capped 23 times at international level for the Republic of Ireland and scored two goals for them from 2001 to 2008. He was part of their squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.